Thursday, January 21, 2010

Canadian author's film makes Best of the Decade poll. . .

If you're a film buff and in the Toronto area over the next few weeks, you should definitely check out Cinematheque Ontario's latest schedule. Starting tonight and running through to February 23rd, they are showcasing films that made TIFF's Best of the Decade poll. You can see the full list here. I'll be practically camping out at the theater - many of these films were never released in Canada and of those that were - blink and you missed them.

Of particular interest is a 2007 film called Silent Light, directed by Carlos Reygadas about a romantic triangle in a small Mennonite community in Northern Mexico. You can read more about this and watch the trailer here. And yes, if the actress playing the wife looks vaguely familiar, it is indeed Canada's own Miriam Toews, author of A Complicated Kindness and The Flying Troutmans. I remember reading interviews with her about this film - I'm thrilled to finally get the chance to see it (author photo by Carol Loewen).

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